Ever since a bag of cocaine was discovered in the West Wing of the White House on Sunday, July 2, there has been rampant speculation about who the culprit may be who brought the illicit controlled substance into the high-security residence and workspace for the president and his staff.
The Secret Service is investigating the incident and now at least one member of Congress believes that they have already identified the responsible individual by way of fingerprints left on the bag of illegal drugs, the Conservative Brief reported.
During an appearance Monday on Fox News, Rep. Pat Fallon (R-TX) shared with host Martha MacCallum his theory that the White House cocaine culprit had already been identified by the Secret Service, albeit without any public announcement of the discovery -- at least not yet.
MacCallum asked the congressman about the possibility of fingerprints being found on the bag of narcotics and wondered how long it would take investigators to determine the owner of those prints.
Fallon replied that he had asked "several" law enforcement officers from various agencies that same question and noted that "they all said to me that on very porous surfaces like bags and envelopes, you'll be able to determine within an hour if there are fingerprints on it.
"Within an hour! By my math, we're 192 hours from the time it was discovered, and yet we don't know," he continued. "If there was no fingerprints, they could have told us immediately. So I suspect there are fingerprints, and you can run them through a database."
"And this was found where high-level aides and staffers are, so most of them were fingerprinted at one time or another. So they may well already know who it belongs to and aren't sharing with us, and that’s my greatest concern and worry,” Fallon added.
Rep. Pat Fallon on the cocaine found at the White House: "If there [were] no fingerprints, they could have told us immediately. So I suspect there are fingerprints..." pic.twitter.com/o7OovkXoE3
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Given the known and admitted illicit drug abuse habits of Hunter Biden, particularly involving cocaine, there has been widespread speculation that he may have been the one to bring the bag of drugs into the White House -- but not everybody agrees with that assessment, including a pair of former White House press secretaries who are intimately familiar with the West Wing, Kayleigh McEnany of the Trump administration and Ari Fleischer of the Bush administration.
During a recent appearance on Fox News's "Hannity," McEnany first took note of the constantly evolving narrative on where, exactly, the drugs were found, with the latest assertion being in a sort of highly-trafficked foyer area near the Situation Room, "an area that only staff would have access to. So I would say, at this point, it would have to be a staff member, if that reporting is true."
She surmised that there was likely very little traffic through the area on a Sunday and suspected that Secret Service investigators would have already tracked down and talked to every staffer who went through there that day.
Fleischer, who noted that all White House staffers are subject to a drug test at any time for any reason as a condition of their employment, seemed to also agree with McEnany's assessment but added in one additional possibility of who the culprit might be -- a guest of one of the staffers, either family or friend, which is "not uncommon, especially on weekends."
"Somebody could have, as they put their phone in that cubby, realized 'Holy cow, what have I got in my pocket,' and they shoved that in the cubby, too," he said and suggested that Secret Service investigators were likely exploring that possibility as part of the probe.
Interestingly enough, and in direct contradiction to numerous media reports and commentary about every bit of the White House being constantly surveilled by security cameras, both McEnany and Fleischer revealed that there are actually no cameras whatsoever in the West Wing -- which brings us back to Rep. Fallon's suggestion that fingerprints will likely be the key to solving this mystery.